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Sports merger shelved

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By Matthew Saari The Granville-Whitehall merger of school football and other athletics came to a screeching halt Monday, just hours before the Granville Board of Education was set to hear a presentation on the proposal. The reason: Whitehall Board of Education members feel they haven’t been given enough time to make an “informed decision.” “I […]

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A hero is bid farewell

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By PJ Ferguson Community members gathered at the Whitehall Athletic Club Wednesday evening to mourn the death of John “The Captain” Francis Hoague-Rivette, 11, after his long battle with brain cancer.   Clouds consumed the sky as members of the New York State Police, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Whitehall Police Department gathered […]

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‘The Captain’ mourned by many

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By PJ Ferguson Community members and organizations from all around New York State have been mourning the loss of John Francis Hoague-Rivette, 11, after his passing last Tuesday from his months-long battle with brain cancer. Receiving honorary status as captain from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office this summer, Rivette was thereby nicknamed “The Captain” by […]

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Taxes in arrears on old theater, solution sought

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By PJ Ferguson The old Capitol Theatre building at 15 Saunders Street in Whitehall has been a long-standing topic of discussion for those who remember viewing movies in the 877-seat, one-screen edifice. Built in the 1910’s, the theatre hasn’t been used for much since its closing in the 70’s. The most recent news out of […]

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‘Culture has changed’ at school

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By PJ Ferguson The consensus at the Whitehall Junior-Senior High School is that the “ship has tightened” and the “culture has changed” over the past three years. In what was a district in shambles just four years ago with administrative turnovers, student debauchery, and academic and athletic scandals, the tide has begun to turn at […]

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Cameras to ‘patrol’ Skenesborough Park

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By PJ Ferguson After multiple reports of vandalism and property destruction in Skenesborough Park, the Whitehall Town Board has voted to install a new security camera system so the park can be viewed live from the police station and the town office. The purchase of the system with nine new cameras was approved unanimously by […]

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Bigfoot fest draws huge turnout

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By PJ Ferguson “Bigfoot’s energy in this town is everywhere,” exclaimed Bigfoot Museum vendor Paul Thompson. The energy of last Saturday’s Sasquatch Calling Festival certainly echoed throughout the northeast, generating roughly 3,500 visitors emanating from all over New England, Long Island and even as far as North Carolina and Michigan. Skenesborough Park turned into a […]

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Village board resolves non-issue with Busty’s

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By PJ Ferguson The September meeting of the Whitehall Village Board led to some confusion between the board and Busty’s Brew and BBQ owner Joe Kelly and its property owner Jared Mowatt. After receiving a permit from the village, Kelley recently filled in the land behind Busty’s that resulted in a violation of code. Or […]

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Jillson golf tourney raises $13,750 for cancer patients

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By PJ Ferguson The third annual Janet Jillson Memorial Golf Tournament delivered a large donation to the Foley Cancer Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center last week. In August, with the help of 31 teams of family and friends and donations from Glens Falls to Killington, Vermont, the family was able to raise $13,750 for […]

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Sasquatch fest a growing ‘unique tradition’

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By PJ Ferguson Fall has arrived. For some that may mean apple picking, pumpkin carving and raking the fallen leaves. For Whitehall residents and regional unexplained-phenomena enthusiasts, it’s time to celebrate the mythical beast, Sasquatch. Declared the town’s official mascot in July 2018, the legendary monster is ready make a return to his beloved community […]

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Obituary: Kimberly Sue Wever

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Saratoga Springs, NY – Kimberly Sue Wever, age 50, of 188 Ruggles Road went to the arms of her heavenly […]

Obituary: Frank Arthur Daly

Frank Arthur Daly, Rochester, NY passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019 after a brief but valiant fight. He will […]

Lakes Classifieds – 11/08/19

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/08/19

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North Country Freepress – 11/08/19

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518 Wheels – 11/07/19

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Obituary: David A. Bean

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David A. Bean Granville, NY – On Tuesday evening, November 5th, David passed away peacefully at home.  Born in Albany […]

Sports merger shelved

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By Matthew Saari The Granville-Whitehall merger of school football and other athletics came to a screeching halt Monday, just hours […]

A hero is bid farewell

Rivette Memorial 2

By PJ Ferguson Community members gathered at the Whitehall Athletic Club Wednesday evening to mourn the death of John “The […]

Rifle with silencer found on suspect during traffic stop

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By Matthew Saari A 26-year-old Vermont man faces a felony weapons charge after Granville police discovered he was toting a […]

Wrestling merger may unravel

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By PJ Ferguson The future of Whitehall and Fort Ann’s merged wrestling team is up in the air. While discussing […]

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